Automation allows the player to become an armchair CEO - to build their own car company from the ground up. Create and run anything from a boutique supercar manufacturer to a mass-market multinational mogul.

With powerful tools like the Engine Designer, the player can create cars and their engines in mind-boggling detail.

The grand campaign starts in the year 1946 and runs until 2020, with the main goal being to build a successful, renowned car company from scratch. All types of car manufacturers can be led to success if managed properly; building the right image over the years is key.

The player’s tasks are to design engines and cars, to manage factories, production, R&D, as well as advertising campaigns. In game, time advances at the pace the player chooses and pauses automatically for events and occurrences.

Automation is comprised of three major game components - the Engine Designer, the Car Designer and the Company Manager.

These components are naturally strung together by the game’s goals, made to be user-friendly and intuitive to use.

A multitude of tutorial missions, videos, and descriptive texts help car novices become experts.

Almost infinite options give the player all the creative freedom to create unique cars with vastly different engines.

Play the demo and preorder now at Automationgame.com 

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Want to know what the Engine Designer is all about? See below for a "Let's Play" from Conedodger240


 

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After a few delays, caused partially by the fact that we've moved ourselves and our company from Melbourne, Australia to lovely Wellington, New Zealand. Update B1362 is now out as a public release.

New Features

A lot more car stat calculations, the foundations for how the cars will be evaluated in the Tycoon aspect. New stats include:TamenessSportinessComfortPrestigeSafetyMore options and controls added. We are more or less at the final design of all designers.A new test track mode. Where the car is driven virtually around a track from a birds eye perspective.Custom Tracks can be made, check the forums for player made tracks and competitions.New bodies added.

Bavarian Rally Challenges

To take advantage of the new test track features, our car physics expert Der Bayer is running a set of rally challenges. Build cars to various class specs and try for the best stage times down a challenging set of stages. Details can be found in the video and forum thread below


What's Next?

Next project is further work on the car designer and will focus on some of the stats that are still missing, such as Cargo Space, Off Road Ability, Passenger Space etc.  It'll also add some car design scenarios, visual feedback on ride height and some more car bodies.

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Defner
Defner Aug 26 2013, 6:28am says:

Will there be an option to test the car on road?

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Guest Jan 22 2014, 5:59am replied:

No, there won't be that option.
If you want to drive cars, choose another game, because they are only a 3 devs team and they prefer to concentrate on the tycoon part/car designer/engine designer.
It is the answer of the devs in the forum.
Adding a testing part or driving your "created" cars would require too much time and attention in order to develop a good physics/driving engine.

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Daffyflyer
Daffyflyer 25mins 22secs ago replied: Online

^Exactly what they said :)

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Daffyflyer
Daffyflyer Aug 13 2013, 1:13am replied: Online

Errr.. you've been misinformed there. It would cross at 5252 if it was in HP and Ft-Lb, if it's in kW and nM it will cross over at 9549

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Guest
Guest Jul 30 2013, 8:36am says:

Inspired From the Old game "Car Tycoon?"

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Daffyflyer
Daffyflyer Jul 30 2013, 9:07pm replied: Online

Somewhat, also "Detroit"

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carjun99
carjun99 Jul 29 2013, 8:27pm says:

how can i find cosmetic car designer demo?where is it.
i did preorder but i cant find it anywhere in Automationgame.com

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Daffyflyer
Daffyflyer Jul 29 2013, 11:52pm replied: Online

It will be out late today (Australian time) and will come out as an update to the existing demo

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Daffyflyer
Daffyflyer Jul 29 2013, 4:18am replied: Online

Minimum Requirements
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor: Dual Core (Intel Core2 DUO E4500 or equivalent)
Ram: 2gb
Graphics Card: NVidia 8600GT/ATI Radeon X1650 (Must support Pixel Shader 3.0)
Internet Access (Offline play possible)

Recommended Requirements
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor: Quad Core
Ram: 2gb
Graphics Card: NVidia 260GTX/ATI Radeon 4870 (Must support Pixel Shader 3.0)
Internet Access (Offline play possible)

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